THE GIRL FROM PUERTO RICO by Hila Colman

THE GIRL FROM PUERTO RICO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Largely due to the urging of her brother Carlos, Felicidad Marquez's family had turned over their Puerto Rican farm to tenants and moved to New York. Inevitably the Marquezes experience disappointment and racial isolation; and though the Yankee dollar is some compensation, it cannot replace the sense of personal dignity which the family feels it has lost. Sixteen-year-old Felicidad has a short-lived romance with an American boy whose parents find her socially unacceptable; so in the end she too is glad to be returning to Puerto Rico and to Fernando, who waits for her there. Stock characters, inadequately developed incidents, in what is ultimately another view of the minority problem from the outside looking in.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1961
Publisher: Morrow